Behind the Headlines

Here we provide the facts about some of the BBC stories that you may have read about in the news. We’ll use these pages to correct misconceptions about the BBC and give more information about some of the issues that are receiving attention and comment from others.

  • Behind the Headlines: BBC North and the move to MediaCityUK

    Behind the Headlines: BBC North and the move to MediaCityUK

    Our move to MediaCityUK in Salford Quays is regularly scrutinised in the media. BBC North is one of the most ambitious projects in our history and will create a new centre of excellence outside London for production, technology development, training and digital media. The move starts in May 2011 and the project is on time and on budget.

  • Behind the Headlines: BBC executive and talent pay

    Behind the Headlines: BBC executive and talent pay

    At the BBC we recognise the need for greater restraint in executive pay, reflecting the financial constraints facing the rest of the media industry, the public sector and licence fee payers in general.

  • Behind the Headlines: Delivering Quality First

    Behind the Headlines: Delivering Quality First

    The BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has launched a wide-ranging consultation with all BBC staff on how the Corporation can best deliver the highest quality programmes and content to audiences to the end of the Charter in 2017.

  • Behind the Headlines: BBC staffing at events

    Behind the Headlines: BBC staffing at events

    Part of our remit is to bring people together for shared experiences. Whether for major sporting occasions, music festivals, national occasions, or important news events, people expect us to provide distinctive coverage that they can trust.

  • Behind the Headlines: BBC licence fee settlement

    Behind the Headlines: BBC licence fee settlement

    The Government and the BBC have reached an agreement over the future funding of the BBC. The licence fee will remain at its current level (£145.50) until the end of the Charter in 2016/17.